This came out of left field. The New York Post is reporting that ESPN has fired Harold Reynolds!

Reynolds is not commenting and ESPN won’t say why they’ve fired the Baseball Tonight host.

So what gives? Reynolds is generally viewed as one of the most likeable guys in sports. He was known as a player-friendly television voice. He was named as one of President Bush’s 1,000 points of light, for god’s sake.

And now he’s gone. Why?

Conspiracy theories abound. Did he sleep with an intern? Does he have a drug problem? Did he bad-mouth the company? Did he steal office supplies? Was he watching porn on his desktop computer (Definitely not. The ESPN firewalls won’t even let employees access The Onion)?

Only one thing is for sure: Baseball Tonight, which is already without human baseball encyclopedia Peter Gammons, who is recovering from a brain aneurysm, is a weaker show without Reynolds.

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  1. Nick Kapur says:

    How funny! Cause Jeff Passan over at Yahoo just wrote a very entertaining column about the exact same thing.

  2. Boom Boom says:

    I was once a huge mark for Don Mattingly. Yes, he’s a Yankee but I liked him. As I sit here, I am using one hand to type, and in my other hand I am holding my 1984 Donruss Don Mattingly rookie card. (get your minds out of the gutter!) When I bought this at a card show (I talked the guy down from $90 to $75! – ALOT of money when you’re a teenager making $4 an hour) I was so psyched. After a few more 45 HR, 145 RBI seasons, the card shot up to around the $150 mark! Woo-hoo! Now I must wonder if I can get more money for the clear plastic “brick” that it sits in than the actual card. Anybody want to make me an offer??

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